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The Brickster

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Performer: Thomas, Henry
Place Collected: Chipping Sodbury
Date collected: 1907 (3 Apr)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 971

This song of happy seduction is actually quite rare. It exists in a broadside as “The Bricklayer Bold” but the few oral versions have turned our bricklayer into a stone-cutter or a carpenter. It has only been collected six times, twice in Gloucestershire.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 8 May 2015